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U.S. House GOP releases budget
Today, U.S. House Republicans released their 10-year budget plan. Similar to recent budgets, this plan proposes to balance the federal budget in eight years. And similar to previous plans, this balance is achieved through spending cuts and reforms to mandatory spending programs such as Medicare. These budget plans rarely become law, but they do provide a blueprint for Congressional appropriators. As a reminder, Congress appropriates money on a yearly basis to all federal agencies. This is termed discretionary spending. Science…